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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Council committee moves forward with Niowave

Niowave ordinance, personal property tax exemption move out of committee

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, Feb. 20 — Two pieces of business related to Niowave, the particle accelerator company headquartered in the Walnut Neighborhood, made some headway with the Lansing City Council today.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

On LSD

Board of Ed approves bids for boardroom reconstruction, computers and toilet paper

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, Feb. 21 — The Lansing Board of Education unanimously approved over $236,000 worth of purchase recommendations from the administration at tonight’s board meeting.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

East Lansing Schools to ask voters for technology money

Not for iPads only, bond proposal would raise $5.3 million over five years

by Sam Inglot
Friday, Feb. 22 — The superintendent of East Lansing Public Schools says a bond proposal asking for $5.3 million to improve technology in the district won’t simply be used to pay for student iPads — but some of it will.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

2013 Michigan Democratic Party Convention

Michigan Dems converge on Detroit to strategize, elect chairman

by Sam Inglot
Saturday, Feb. 23 — Thousands of Michigan Democrats have packed the Cobo Center in Detroit to discuss strategies going into the 2014 elections and to elect a party chairman.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

‘Local jobs for local workers’

Union workers protest city project contracted out to non-Lansing workers. Mayor says everyone had an opportunity to bid.

by Sam Inglot
Monday, Feb. 25 — Roughly 150 union workers and supporters lined South Street just east of REO Town today to protest a city construction project they say is using out-of-city, non-union workers.
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Wednesday, February 27,2013

Packing heat on campus

Gun rights advocates' drive to loosen restrictions on campus

by Sam Inglot
If you're a college student in the Lansing area and you have a concealed pistol license, there is only one campus where you can exercise that right — to some extent.
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Wednesday, February 20,2013

'Total control'

Drain commissioner believes delay with drain project at Red Cedar Golf Course is because the Bernero administration wants more control over it. Bernero says that's 'complete nonsense.'

by Sam Inglot
Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann believes the Bernero administration wants "total control" of his drain project at the former Red Cedar Golf Course, which is why it's been held in limbo for five months.
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Wednesday, February 20,2013

'Beefing up' security

Lansing School District considering heightened security at its buildings

by Sam Inglot
The Lansing School District is considering spending roughly a half-million dollars to heighten security at all of its buildings. One district official says the expansion has been contemplated for years and is not a reaction to the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December.
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Wednesday, February 13,2013

Pole barn tempest

Council members push city attorney to decide if Niowave violated its zoning permit

by Sam Inglot
Lansing City Councilman Brian Jeffries and Council President Carol Wood have asked the City Attorney's Office to investigate whether Niowave violated its zoning permit when it built a controversial pole barn next to its Walnut Street School headquarters.
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Wednesday, February 13,2013

The campaign finance files

Several problems with campaign filings of two LCC trustee candidates

by Sam Inglot
Robin Smith, secretary of the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees, owes her running mate a couple of thousand dollars and the Ingham County Clerk's office some important paperwork — both of which are campaign finance law violations.
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